Luxembourg and 3gsm World Congress, Cannes (ots/PRNewswire)
- A new range of cards from 128KB to 1 GB representing a
breakthrough in SIM design and memory, generating value for all 3GSM
Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 - GEM and
NASDAQ: GEMP), the world's leading provider of smart card based
solutions, today launches its new range of SIM cards designed to
support mobile network operators in their business and technology
challenges arising from multimedia convergence. GemXplore
Generations offers increased flexibility, larger memory and
unrivalled performance as well as innovative services to help mobile
operators build differentiating service offers for their customers.
Based on a new modular high performance 32-bit operating system
and Flash memory technology, GemXplore Generations offers innovative
"pick and plug" card design during the pre-issuance phase and a
unique service for remote upgrades once the card is in the field.
These innovative services offer significantly reduced time-to-market
and increase the capacity to upgrade SIM-based services. It also
enables the personalization of services to each market segment, even
when the card is in the hands of the end-user.
"Our aim has always been to work closely with our customers and
design our product roadmap in line with their needs. GemXplore
Generations was born out of growing demand for a flexible SIM that
embraces the opportunities for multimedia mobile communications",
said Philippe Vallée, Executive Vice-President, Telecom Business
Unit, Gemplus. "Our customers recognize the value of the SIM in
service deployment and the privileged link it offers with their
customers. They needed a product that would offer a more unified
management of operator-centric and network information as well as
personal information and multimedia capabilities, which could be
updated even when in the hands of the user. GemXplore Generations has
been designed to respond to their current challenges and build
future generations of added value services."
GemXplore Generations helps operators improve their relationships
with their end-users and facilitate service use through a "web-like"
presentation of SIM-based services and by unifying service management
in a unique and secure location.
Ronen Daniel, VP Marketing at the application provider, Celltick
Technologies, said: "We are excited about Gemplus' new SIM
technology. It opens new opportunities that our customers will
appreciate. The new SIM allows mobile operators to distribute our
LiveScreen applet more rapidly, and to upgrade SIM cards that have
already been given to users. Using it we will also enhance the user
interface, deliver richer media and display live content in slicker
and more appealing format".
The GemXplore Generations cards comply with the latest standards
and rely on a full infrastructure of services helping mobile
operators stimulate multimedia service adoption. They also reinforce
brand by offering innovative services and managing exclusive
content: storage of MMS and J2ME applications, secure access to
mobile-TV, multi network access control, mobile payment, DRM, secure
contactless applications, etc.
At the high end of the range, GemXplore Generations Multimedia has
been developed to break down the traditional barriers associated
with SIM use by removing the limitations of memory size, with
gigabyte storage capacity, and by offering high speed data transfer
between the handset and the SIM. This means that the SIM evolves
into a trusted device where the mobile operator can remotely manage
all mobile services and where all personal and multimedia content
can be stored. This facilitates and secures the management of
multimedia services as well as continuity of service for the
end-user when changing handset.
Visit the Gemplus stand (Hall 1, B19) at the 3GSM World Congress
2005 for a demonstration of GemXplore Generations or cross the
Croisette to visit the Gemplus Demonstration center.
Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 - GEM and
NASDAQ: GEMP) is the world's leading player in the smart card
industry in both revenue and total shipments (source:
Gartner-Dataquest (2004), Frost & Sullivan, Datamonitor.). It has
sold over 5 billion smart cards.
With security at its core, and 2400 patents produced by its
innovative R&D team, Gemplus delivers a wide range of portable,
personalized solutions in areas including Identity, Mobile
Telecommunications, Public Telephony, Banking, Retail, Transport,
Healthcare, WLAN, Pay-TV, e-government, and access control.
Gemplus' revenue in 2004 was 865 million Euros.
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